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Panicum Prairie Rose® 'Cheyenne Sky'
ENLARGE IMAGE Bright red visual interest
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Panicum Prairie Rose® 'Cheyenne Sky'

Deep red fall colored ornamental grass
Item: #PANCS1Q
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $13.99
  • Season long interest
  • Great garden vigor thriving in heat & humidity
  • Not particular about soil type
  • Colorful ornamental grass for sun
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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Panicum Prairie Rose® 'Cheyenne Sky' Description

This bold beauty comes in a petite package, filling out just to 3’ tall and 1.5’ wide! This makes ‘Cheyenne Sky’ the perfect candidate for container displays where it provides thriller interest for years instead of months. Its show starts in early summer with upright blue-green foliage and by mid to late summer the entire plant erupts in red - from foliage to flowers! When planted en masse or as a specimen in the landscape, it is extremely eye-catching and blends well with perennials and shrubs. In winter foliage can be left standing because it adds unfailing visual interest and value to wildlife as shelter.

Special features: Cut flower, deer resistant, dried flower, drought-tolerant, easy-care, fall color, heat tolerant, long-blooming, multi-seasonal interest, season extender, winter interest

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Panicum 'Cheyenne Sky'
  • Common name:
    Red switch grass
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Sun (6+ hrs/day)
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
    Most soil types
  • Soil moisture:
    Average, Dry
  • Height x width:
    3' x 1.5'
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Late summer
  • Uses:
    Background, border, cottage gardening, foundation planting, massing, specimen, containers
  • Cannot ship to:
  • Patent #: PP23,209



Soil: Easily grown in average, medium to moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers sandy loam with good drainage.
Light: Performs best in full sun, may not produce as many flowers in shade.  
Water: Has average water needs and once established will tolerate some drought.
Spacing: 1 to 2 feet apart
Fertilizing: Fertilization isn't necessary, but if desired a small amount of all purpose garden fertilizer can be applied in spring.
Winterizing: Foliage can be left standing in winter.
Maintenance & pruning:  In late winter, before new growth begins to emerge, cut foliage down to 3 to 4 inches above soil.